Architectural illustrator David Macaulay and Richard H. Driehaus, the philanthropist and preservationist, were feted last night with Soane Foundation Honors. These awards recognize individuals who carry on the legacy of Sir John Soane, a visionary British architect who practiced in the late 1700s and early 1800s.
Macaulay, who was awarded a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant in 2006, is best known for his children’s books including Cathedral, Building Big, and The Way Things Work. He has also hosted PBS television series based these books. Macaulay teaches illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he received his degree in 1969.